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    Decent proposal


    Shell in the UK is a far more attractive proposition for both customers and dealers than it has been for some time, according to David Moss, who took over as the company’s general retail manager, north cluster (UK, Denmark, Norway), at the start of the year, replacing Melanie Lane. And ...

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    Star supplier


    It’s about 18 months since Valero Energy acquired the UK assets of Chevron, and with it the legacy of the Texaco brand, which has been in the UK for nearly 100 years. The acquisition of the Pembroke Refinery in Wales, along with related marketing and logistics operations throughout the ...

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    Double take


    Nisa Retail is the latest of the symbol operators which, having realised the potential of the fuel retailing sector, wants to significantly raise its forecourt profile. But unlike the other symbol brands, Nisa intends to push its name on the pole sign as a fuel retailer, not just in ...

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    Bright outlook


    Hugely challenging’ but ’very exciting and rewarding’ is how Maxol chief operating officer Brian Donaldson describes the brand transformation process that has engrossed the oil company over recent months. Family-owned Maxol invested £12m upgrading and expanding its retail business in 2012, acquiring five new forecourts and starting the roll out ...

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    Future-proof service


    Take two former oil company executives with time on their hands, add in a chance meeting, and the opportunities presented by a rapidly changing oil industry, and what do you get? A new management and consulting company called Fuel Supply Solutions Ltd. Patrick Hudson most recently retail marketing manager at ...

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    Gulf stream


    It’s been more than a year since Ramsay MacDonald took charge of the GB Oils fuel retailing business as retail director. His first duty was to bring a sense of order to the retail network in the aftermath of acquiring the Total and Pace dealer operations. His next and continuing ...

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    Beating the drum


    ConocoPhillips Limited has now officially changed its name to Phillips 66 Limited, following the company’s global repositioning of its upstream and downstream operations to create two independently-operated companies, which took place on May 1. As a result of the repositioning, Phillips 66 Limited, a subsidiary of Houston, Texas-based ...

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    Going for gold


    The 2012 Olympics is finally within touching distance and one company that is fully engaged with the opportunity is BP. Its forecourts up and down the land have been appropriately adorned with Olympic imagery, most notably of the six athlete ambassadors that BP has been supporting on their Olympic journey ...

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    Heading for the top


    Ramsay MacDonald is the new man appointed to take charge of the ever-growing fuel retailing business of GB Oils. He takes over at a critical point following the company’s recent acquisition of the Total and Pace-branded dealer business. His first duty has been to bring calm and reassurance ...